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At Clinton Global Speech Slam, Obama Brings It (And Romney Underwhelms)

World  (tags: Clinton, Obama, Romney, global initiative, politics, society, world )

- 2397 days ago -
As if shadow-boxing before a title bout, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney appeared before the same audience on Tuesday when they spoke within hours of each other at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.


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Kamila A (141)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 6:58 am
"Rousing yet thoughtful, it was a memorable speech that improved considerably on Obama’s previous appearances at CGI, and is worth watching or reading for anyone who cares about this issue.

Discussing a grave challenge to humanity before an audience of serious people, the president didn’t mention or even allude to Romney or the Republicans. Why bother? He delivered a knockout punch, without touching them at all."

That sums it up pretty much.

Gene J (287)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 10:03 am
" Addressing the horror of human trafficking as the equivalent of slavery in our time, he eloquently explained why eradicating it is morally urgent for both America and global society, and precisely what he is doing and will do to advance that aim. He announced new policy directives and legal initiatives, domestic and international — and summoned American values and traditional commitments without posturing (or “apologizing”)."

He is right, this is the most morally repugnant activity currently going on in the world. Although there are organizations that try their best to outdo it, selling children for sex is abominable behavior. I'm not a death penalty adherent, but for those who engage in this behavior and for the johns who use these children, I'd not mind seeing them watch the rest of their lives go by from a room with barred windows. They are the lowest of the low, users, abusers both.

John B (185)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 8:32 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the National Memo article by Joe Conason. Poor Romney just can't excite a group of intelligent people no matter how hard he tries. Read and noted.

Carol H (229)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:13 am
noted, thank you Carrie

Susanne R (236)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:49 am
I'll concede that Romney is attractive, well educated, and a highly-motivated over-achiever, so I say this for no reason other than it's the way I've always felt: Romney always underwhelms me. Sorry, Mitt.

Cam V (417)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:42 am
Romney gave an excellent speech actually while I found Obama's just more of the same old rhetoric and empty promises.

David C (78)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:48 am
sorry I can't get the Noted to stick, but just as I suspected...those "intelligent people" that Rick Santorum spoke about agree with this article and the others don't ......

I think the October surprise might be that Mitt Romney has set the bar so low that he looks average or even better at the debates and gets lots of those "undecideds" who I suspect aren't thinking much coverage of the election that if you can't make up your mind yet...then you're not thinking enough....

Phil P (94)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 4:39 pm
Seems Romney's address centered on commerce and profit , if you can make it, and Obama on the human condition, and opportunity. Who has the long view for humanity?

louise Woychesko (1)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 4:55 pm

David Menard (43)
Friday September 28, 2012, 8:36 am
Romney is an even more pathetic inarticulate speaker than W

Friday September 28, 2012, 12:04 pm
These three to heat up a mansion with all their rhetoric. Basically three they work for themselves and the ruling elite. Obama is a master compaigner and a master compromiser. He follows the Clinton philosophy of triangulation or selling out the working class to gain favors from the corporate elite. At least Romney is clear and uneqivocal about who he represents.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday September 28, 2012, 1:42 pm
noted thnx
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